Basic Heavy Duty Whole House Cartridge Filters
Tough, versatile 20-inch “Big Blue” housings can be used alone or in a variety of combinations to meet virtually any “whole house” filtration situation. They are simple, durable, easy to install, and easy to service. They use standard-sized cartridges so replacements are easy to find. Parallel installation, as pictured below, make them suitable for even large homes. Installing in parallel greatly reduces pressure loss, enhances the effectiveness of the unit, and extends the life expectancy of the cartridges.
Cartridge filters are much easier to maintain than tank-style filters. As for installation, they care compact in size and do not require electricity or connection to a drain. Most require only an annual cartridge change, which can usually be done by the homeowner.
The chart below shows sizing suggestions for whole house filtration for water that is treated with chlorine or chloramine.
To Determine Pricing
|System 1. One 4.5″ X 20″ 5 micron sediment filter plus one 4.5″ X 20″ high performance carbon filter.||Homes with 1 to 3 people. Flow rates to 5 gpm.||Price is the same as WH103 on this page.|
|System 2. One 4.5″ X 20″ 5 micron sediment filter plus two 4.5″ X 20″ carbon filters installed in parallel.||Homes with up to 5 people. Flow rates to 10 gpm.||Price is the same as one WH103 and one WH102 on this page.|
|System 3. One 4.5″ X 20″ 5 micron sediment filter plus three 4.5″ X 20″ carbon filters installed in parallel.||Homes with up to 8 people. Flow rates to 15 gpm.||Price is the same as one WH103 and two WH102 on this page.|
Basic Housing and Bracket Setup. The Housing is available for 3 pipe sizes–3/4″, 1″, or 1.5″. This very versatile “Big Blue” housing will accept any standard 4.5″ X 20″ cartridge. It can be used for sediment cartridges, carbon cartridges, or “media” cartridges for special purposes like iron removal or pH increase.
Sediment filter with parallel carbons (System 2 above.)
Sediment filter with three carbons (System 3 above.)
System 1, pretreating for a TAC unit
Sediment, Triple Carbon (System 3) , pre-treating for a TAC unit.